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Playboy Philippines September - October 2018

PLAYBOY Philippines is the local iteration of the global brand with an international pedigree of investigative journalism, intellectual discourse, literary creativity, and beautiful women. Its aim is to educate Filipino men—from the issues they need to know to the manner in which they assert themselves—in order to truly embody the PLAYBOY lifestyle.

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ACER SWIFT 7 When the iPad was launched, many people had posited that the days of laptop computers are numbered. Acer laughed off those claims by recently releasing a laptop that can give any tablet a run for your paycheck in terms of portability and design. The Swift 7 is the world’s thinnest laptop to date, able to slide into large tote bags with ease. Don’t let its size fool you, however. The pocket rocket runs on a 7th Gen Intel Core engine, 8GB RAM, and 256GB memory. HUAWEI MATE 20 LITE In the second quarter of 2018, Huawei overtook Apple in smartphone sales to become the world’s second-largest smartphone maker. It gears to catch up to leader Samsung with its latest device – the Huawei Mate 20 Lite. The Chinese manufacturer has…

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5 cinemas that regularly screen indie films

Film buffs need not wait all year long for Cinemalaya and Cinema One Originals to digest homegrown movies of substance. With a plethora of indie films gaining traction with the mainstream audience, some of which even gaining international acclaim, movie theaters have opened up around the metro dedicating much of their screening schedules to independent flicks and local classics. Having a vast and constantly updated collection of cinematic gems, these venues prove day in and day out that Filipino filmmaking is world class. UP FILM INSTITUTE’S CINE ADARNA Missing out on the big screen offerings of Cinemalaya and other reputable film festivals does not mean that your only shot at watching them is by viewing vicariously through your artsy friends – Cine Adarna saves you the inconvenience. Showing reruns of festival movies…

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THE NUN If your definition of fun involves getting spooked out of your wits, look no further than this supernatural spinoff from the makers of The Conjuring franchise. The film will feature the backstory of the eponymous nun who first terrified audiences in The Conjuring 2. We’re betting after watching this one, you’ll be religiously checking your surroundings for any unholy surprises. (Vito Alip) VENOM The thing about adapting gritty badass comic book characters onto the silver screen is that for every heroic Spider-Man iteration, there’s bound to be a morally ambiguous Deadpool or Punisher somewhere. Here’s hoping Tom Hardy can really bond with his role as one of Marvel Comics’ iconic anti-heroes. (VA) FIRST MAN Whether you believe the Apollo 11 landed on the moon or in a Hollywood basement, Neil Armstrong and Buzz…

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NBA 2K19 The uncontested king of basketball games is back. For the first time ever, an international star in Giannis “Greek Freak” Antetokounmpo graces the cover of an NBA 2K game. This is the 20th edition of the franchise, so expect them to have brought their A-game once again with the amazing graphics, gameplay, and features that we, as fans, have come to expect. The hype is real. (Vito Alip) RED DEAD REDEMPTION 2 As the years go by, the argument for the cultural and artistic value of video games becomes more and more legitimate. One of the foremost propagators of this movement are the people at Rockstar Games, who have seemingly unlocked the magic formula for producing games that set the standard for immersiveness. Set in the final days of the wild…

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GMORNING, GNIGHT!: LITTLE PEP TALKS FOR ME & YOU by LIN-MANUEL MIRANDA It’s an inevitable fact of life that on some days, things might not go your way. If you’re in need of a pick-me-up when life seems to be kicking your ass, these little literary nuggets of positivity by author Lin-Manuel Miranda (of Hamilton fame) might be able to get you out of your rut. With accompanying illustrations by acclaimed artist Jonny Sun, this compilation is perfect for a quick burst of comfort and motivation. (Vito Alip) THE TATTOOIST OF AUSHWITZ by HEATHER MORRIS Based on a series of interviews with a real life Holocaust survivor, The Tattooist of Auschwitz is about the wartime experiences of Ludwig Sokolov. A Slovakian Jew imprisoned at the concentration camps at Auschwitz-Birkenau, Ludwig is put to…

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In the five years Oh, Flamingo! has been gigging as a unit, they’ve pretty much ticked off every milestone any upstart rock band would ever aspire to accomplish—all without releasing a full length debut album. • Win the Wanderband search for the 2016 Wanderland Festival. Check. • Perform at Singapore’s Esplanade for some international exposure. Check. • Earn critical acclaim from live scoring Raya Martin’s Indio Nacional at the annual Silent Film Fest. Check. • Maintain a legit fan base who call themselves “ka-birds” and tell each other to “flock together.” Check. • Attain mainstream recognition, especially since James Reid tweeted your breakout single “June” and got you to perform at his pool-themed birthday party. Check. All this happened more or less in 2016, clearly making Oh, Flamingo! Among the wunderkinds of today’s Filipino rock music…